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Worth Sharing: UCOMM Honored With Two CASE Awards

The brick facade of an academic building with three arches in the front
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The area where the time capsules are buried in front of Kendall Hall is seen in the early morning of Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU, Chico)

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Awards and Activities

Chico State’s University Communications team won two Circle of Excellence Awards, as announced by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Chico State won a Grand Gold Award for the photography series Ag Can’t Wait, images captured by University Photographer Jason Halley to augment Ashley Gebb’s storytelling. Chico State also won a Silver Award in marketing for the Billboard to Uplift Our Community. When pre-paid billboards for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ 2020 spring musical could no longer be used, this creative project—using photography by Jessica Bartlett—reimagined them into a message of community solidarity during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Incoming student Ashlee Rangel was awarded an Imperial Valley Produce Scholarship by the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association. In order to be eligible, students must attend or plan to attend a four-year college or university, and high school applicants must have maintained a grade point average of 3.3 or above.